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Elsa Rojas
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Not accepting new clients
Finding the right therapist can be a difficult task. I hope to make that easier by telling you about myself and my approach. I received my doctorate in Counseling Psychology, a branch of psychology that takes into account the role of various cultural and environmental factors that shape each of us. This means that my approach to therapy is individualized and integrates information about your unique circumstances with my training in several different evidence-based treatments. My goal is to provide a safe environment where you can learn new techniques to cope with stress, build a life you value, and process difficult emotions.
Finding the right therapist can be a difficult task. I hope to make that easier by telling you about myself and my approach. I received my doctorate in Counseling Psychology, a branch of psychology that takes into account the role of various cultural and environmental factors that shape each of us. This means that my approach to therapy is individualized and integrates information about your unique circumstances with my training in several different evidence-based treatments. My goal is to provide a safe environment where you can learn new techniques to cope with stress, build a life you value, and process difficult emotions.
(650) 600-7457 View (650) 600-7457
Photo of Dr. Carla Chomka, Psychologist in 94306, CA
Dr. Carla Chomka
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
If you are experiencing problems in your personal or professional life, perhaps we can help. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress; relationship issues; life transitions, such as divorce, loss, and changes in health and employment; and career-related issues. I also offer some limited corporate consulting services.
If you are experiencing problems in your personal or professional life, perhaps we can help. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress; relationship issues; life transitions, such as divorce, loss, and changes in health and employment; and career-related issues. I also offer some limited corporate consulting services.
(650) 332-4655 View (650) 332-4655
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Robert H Lim
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94306
You have taken an important first step towards improving your mental health. Let me support you to achieve the change(s) you are seeking. I am an Asian American man who works with adults (age 18+) coping with a variety of mental health concerns, from adjustment, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, acculturation and cultural identity, men's issues, life issues, relationships, or career concerns. I also provide ADHD assessments, but for adults only. I have experience and enjoy working with folks from diverse backgrounds and needs.
You have taken an important first step towards improving your mental health. Let me support you to achieve the change(s) you are seeking. I am an Asian American man who works with adults (age 18+) coping with a variety of mental health concerns, from adjustment, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, acculturation and cultural identity, men's issues, life issues, relationships, or career concerns. I also provide ADHD assessments, but for adults only. I have experience and enjoy working with folks from diverse backgrounds and needs.
(510) 328-4023 View (510) 328-4023
Photo of Dr. Lianne Salcido, Psychologist in 94306, CA
Dr. Lianne Salcido
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306  (Online Only)
I believe that the mind and body are interconnected. We often experience emotional pain when our bodies are struggling with illness or medical problems. As a therapist with specialized training in health psychology and behavioral medicine, my work emphasizes this mind-body connection. My primary areas of expertise focus on the treatment of insomnia, coping with illness, sexual health, chronic pain, and stress management in adults. Additionally, I help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, and relationship difficulties.
I believe that the mind and body are interconnected. We often experience emotional pain when our bodies are struggling with illness or medical problems. As a therapist with specialized training in health psychology and behavioral medicine, my work emphasizes this mind-body connection. My primary areas of expertise focus on the treatment of insomnia, coping with illness, sexual health, chronic pain, and stress management in adults. Additionally, I help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, and relationship difficulties.
(650) 797-0322 View (650) 797-0322
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Lissa Dutton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MBA
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Most of us face times in our lives when we feel stuck, overwhelmed or unable to break free from old patterns, preventing us from moving forward in life or connecting better with ourselves/others. I enjoy helping teens, young adults and adults better understand themselves, heal from painful past experiences and create new personal narratives based on values and personal goals. My approach is strength based, relational and insight-oriented. I work in a warm, supportive way to help clients identify what in their lives is not working anymore, find healthier ways of coping and work through difficult emotions.
Most of us face times in our lives when we feel stuck, overwhelmed or unable to break free from old patterns, preventing us from moving forward in life or connecting better with ourselves/others. I enjoy helping teens, young adults and adults better understand themselves, heal from painful past experiences and create new personal narratives based on values and personal goals. My approach is strength based, relational and insight-oriented. I work in a warm, supportive way to help clients identify what in their lives is not working anymore, find healthier ways of coping and work through difficult emotions.
(650) 668-3663 View (650) 668-3663
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Merit Psychology Group, A Professional Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW, OTR/L, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Merit Psychology Group is a multidisciplinary clinic that offers couples therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, teen therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, psychological assessment, neurodevelopmental assessment, psychoeducational evaluations, and forensic assessments. We are here to help and one of our six providers will likely be able to support your needs.
Merit Psychology Group is a multidisciplinary clinic that offers couples therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, teen therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, psychological assessment, neurodevelopmental assessment, psychoeducational evaluations, and forensic assessments. We are here to help and one of our six providers will likely be able to support your needs.
(650) 665-5682 View (650) 665-5682
Photo of Alice Locke-Chezar, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94306, CA
Alice Locke-Chezar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Does your child struggle with: Anxiety; persistent worrying? Behavioral outbursts? Difficulty going and staying asleep? Problems at school, falling grades? Feeling sad or crying much of the time? Is stress affecting family relationships? Palo Alto Parenting Solutions is a specialty practice that helps children who are having difficulty with behavior, emotions and socializing. I work with the whole family to find compassionate and caring solutions so you can see your child happy and capable. Specialties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Adoption, Anxiety, and Depression. Call for a free phone consultation.
Does your child struggle with: Anxiety; persistent worrying? Behavioral outbursts? Difficulty going and staying asleep? Problems at school, falling grades? Feeling sad or crying much of the time? Is stress affecting family relationships? Palo Alto Parenting Solutions is a specialty practice that helps children who are having difficulty with behavior, emotions and socializing. I work with the whole family to find compassionate and caring solutions so you can see your child happy and capable. Specialties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Adoption, Anxiety, and Depression. Call for a free phone consultation.
(650) 224-2849 View (650) 224-2849
Photo of Kristene Hossepian, Psychologist in 94306, CA
Kristene Hossepian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Building strong relationships with clients is one of the unique privileges of this work. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal challenges, life stressors, and issues related to athlete mental health. With every client, I attempt to identify an effective way to discuss stressors that is both non-threatening and developmentally appropriate. I am committed to implementing tailored, evidence-based interventions, to affect meaningful change. In creating a collaborative environment characterized by genuineness and authenticity, I hope to empower clients to achieve their goals.
Building strong relationships with clients is one of the unique privileges of this work. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion dysregulation, interpersonal challenges, life stressors, and issues related to athlete mental health. With every client, I attempt to identify an effective way to discuss stressors that is both non-threatening and developmentally appropriate. I am committed to implementing tailored, evidence-based interventions, to affect meaningful change. In creating a collaborative environment characterized by genuineness and authenticity, I hope to empower clients to achieve their goals.
(650) 747-6351 View (650) 747-6351
Photo of Yael Levran Gabay, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94306, CA
Yael Levran Gabay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
I believe that seeking therapy is a brave first step towards healing, and feeling comfortable with your therapist is vital to this process. I provide a non-judgmental, warm environment where you can set the course of your healing journey. I support adults and couples on a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, and unhealthy patterns of behavior.
I believe that seeking therapy is a brave first step towards healing, and feeling comfortable with your therapist is vital to this process. I provide a non-judgmental, warm environment where you can set the course of your healing journey. I support adults and couples on a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, and unhealthy patterns of behavior.
(650) 910-2914 View (650) 910-2914
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Open Doors Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306  (Online Only)
Do you want to explore your neurodivergent identity or suspect you are autistic? Did you experience times in your life where you felt invalidated for who you are or misunderstood? Do you sometimes feel unable to connect with others? Do you experience difficulties navigating life? I specialize in working with clients who have experienced painful messages about themselves and trauma, and are working towards finding balance in their lives. I enjoy working with the LGBTQI+ community and neurodivergent community to help boost self-esteem, build relationships and increase self-advocacy. I offer individual and group therapy online.
Do you want to explore your neurodivergent identity or suspect you are autistic? Did you experience times in your life where you felt invalidated for who you are or misunderstood? Do you sometimes feel unable to connect with others? Do you experience difficulties navigating life? I specialize in working with clients who have experienced painful messages about themselves and trauma, and are working towards finding balance in their lives. I enjoy working with the LGBTQI+ community and neurodivergent community to help boost self-esteem, build relationships and increase self-advocacy. I offer individual and group therapy online.
(650) 582-1577 View (650) 582-1577
Photo of Jennifer Lynn Medina, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 94306, CA
Jennifer Lynn Medina
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a former professional (soccer) coach (18+ years) & athlete (lifetime). My unique background and experiences have provided me with a deep understanding of & compassion for those struggling w/ EDs, SA, trauma and related issues. Before graduate school (NYU '10), where I specialized in trauma & substance abuse, I coached collegiately for several years, devoting a significant amount of time to helping student athletes seek professional help for mental health issues like eating disorders, depression & anxiety
I am an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a former professional (soccer) coach (18+ years) & athlete (lifetime). My unique background and experiences have provided me with a deep understanding of & compassion for those struggling w/ EDs, SA, trauma and related issues. Before graduate school (NYU '10), where I specialized in trauma & substance abuse, I coached collegiately for several years, devoting a significant amount of time to helping student athletes seek professional help for mental health issues like eating disorders, depression & anxiety
(650) 334-1274 x700 View (650) 334-1274 x700
Photo of Amanda Bautista, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94306, CA
Amanda Bautista
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(650) 899-4682 View (650) 899-4682
Photo of Lisa Maria Daly, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94306, CA
Lisa Maria Daly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Welcome! As you’re looking at this site, you may be wondering if therapy can be helpful for you, your family, or your child. You or your teen or child may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, irritable, or losing sleep. You may be struggling to connect or experiencing conflict in relationships. Your teen or child may be feeling self-critical or anxious in social situations, struggling in school, or dealing with a transition, loss, or parents’ divorce. Together, we'll work to reduce stress, anxiety, or depression, improve relationships, and decrease negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors.
Welcome! As you’re looking at this site, you may be wondering if therapy can be helpful for you, your family, or your child. You or your teen or child may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, irritable, or losing sleep. You may be struggling to connect or experiencing conflict in relationships. Your teen or child may be feeling self-critical or anxious in social situations, struggling in school, or dealing with a transition, loss, or parents’ divorce. Together, we'll work to reduce stress, anxiety, or depression, improve relationships, and decrease negative thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors.
(650) 670-3759 View (650) 670-3759
Photo of Rachael M. Little, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94306, CA
Rachael M. Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
East Coast upbringing meets West Coast ideology! I currently practice in both Vermont and California, and am proud to blend the progressive nature of the SF Bay with my Northern Attitude and roots. I work with families, couples, and individuals, supporting folks through life transitions, work stress, tough relationships, and difficult adolescent periods. I approach our work with a sense of directness, candor, and humor. I promise I can not only handle your tough stuff, but help you through to the other side. Our work together will be fulfilling and never boring, and I'll help you take control of your life in ways you never dreamed.
East Coast upbringing meets West Coast ideology! I currently practice in both Vermont and California, and am proud to blend the progressive nature of the SF Bay with my Northern Attitude and roots. I work with families, couples, and individuals, supporting folks through life transitions, work stress, tough relationships, and difficult adolescent periods. I approach our work with a sense of directness, candor, and humor. I promise I can not only handle your tough stuff, but help you through to the other side. Our work together will be fulfilling and never boring, and I'll help you take control of your life in ways you never dreamed.
(650) 276-4246 View (650) 276-4246
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Luisa Montaini-Klovdahl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Collaborative, effective, respectful and warmth best describes Dr. Luisa's approach. Striving to support wellness, strength and calm for each client, Dr. Luisa draws on her experience, research and best practices to assist clients and families with their personal growth. The unique needs and learning style of clients guide the interventions that are mutually selected between therapist and client. Whether the need is coaching, specialty treatment and interventions or support navigating a healthy path through stressful times, Dr. Luisa will collaboratively work with clients and families to identify the treatment choices toward health.
Collaborative, effective, respectful and warmth best describes Dr. Luisa's approach. Striving to support wellness, strength and calm for each client, Dr. Luisa draws on her experience, research and best practices to assist clients and families with their personal growth. The unique needs and learning style of clients guide the interventions that are mutually selected between therapist and client. Whether the need is coaching, specialty treatment and interventions or support navigating a healthy path through stressful times, Dr. Luisa will collaboratively work with clients and families to identify the treatment choices toward health.
(650) 666-0928 View (650) 666-0928
Photo of Sheila Levin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 94306, CA
Sheila Levin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
People who struggle with eating disorders often feel alone, ashamed and out of control. Even experienced healthcare providers can unintentionally minimize, overlook or invalidate the suffering eating disorders inflict on the health and wellbeing of those seeking help. Sufferers might begin to believe they do not deserve care, or that they are not “sick enough” to be taken seriously. As a result, far too many people stop reaching out. Eating disorders affect people of all shapes, sizes, genders, ages, races and nationalities. Therefore, treatment needs to be flexible and adaptive to meet the needs of a diverse population.
People who struggle with eating disorders often feel alone, ashamed and out of control. Even experienced healthcare providers can unintentionally minimize, overlook or invalidate the suffering eating disorders inflict on the health and wellbeing of those seeking help. Sufferers might begin to believe they do not deserve care, or that they are not “sick enough” to be taken seriously. As a result, far too many people stop reaching out. Eating disorders affect people of all shapes, sizes, genders, ages, races and nationalities. Therefore, treatment needs to be flexible and adaptive to meet the needs of a diverse population.
(650) 337-3140 View (650) 337-3140
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The Relationship Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306  (Online Only)
I am the Founder, CEO and Clinical Director of The Relationship Clinic, a place where all relationships are welcome! I have been a licensed clinician for 33 years. I offer therapy for couples looking to improve their relationship. I also offer divorce therapy, singles who are navigating the dating world and/or looking to find that special someone and pre-marital counseling. My practice is all about relationships. If you have been struggling in this area, please do not leave it up to chance and hope for the best. Studies have shown that individuals tend to wait a good 6 years before finally contacting a professional!
I am the Founder, CEO and Clinical Director of The Relationship Clinic, a place where all relationships are welcome! I have been a licensed clinician for 33 years. I offer therapy for couples looking to improve their relationship. I also offer divorce therapy, singles who are navigating the dating world and/or looking to find that special someone and pre-marital counseling. My practice is all about relationships. If you have been struggling in this area, please do not leave it up to chance and hope for the best. Studies have shown that individuals tend to wait a good 6 years before finally contacting a professional!
(650) 241-4145 View (650) 241-4145
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Yesica Pantoja-Juarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306  (Online Only)
Are you looking for therapy for the first time? Or do you have experience with therapy and looking to continue to focus on self-improvement? As an LMFT, my therapeutic approach can help you understand how individual problems can, at times, be connected to past and current social experiences. I have found success working with individuals interested in diving deeper into their thought patterns and exploring how their early life experiences play a role in the development of their current selves.
Are you looking for therapy for the first time? Or do you have experience with therapy and looking to continue to focus on self-improvement? As an LMFT, my therapeutic approach can help you understand how individual problems can, at times, be connected to past and current social experiences. I have found success working with individuals interested in diving deeper into their thought patterns and exploring how their early life experiences play a role in the development of their current selves.
(510) 738-3149 View (510) 738-3149
Photo of Rosemary Selby, Psychologist in 94306, CA
Rosemary Selby
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Are you looking for relief from anxiety, depression, or relationship problems? Want to move to a whole new plane of interpersonal and emotional functioning? I work interactively with clients blending cognitive therapy and attention to the client's past. Helping a client understand and change what is blocking his/her greater enjoyment of life is my specialty.
Are you looking for relief from anxiety, depression, or relationship problems? Want to move to a whole new plane of interpersonal and emotional functioning? I work interactively with clients blending cognitive therapy and attention to the client's past. Helping a client understand and change what is blocking his/her greater enjoyment of life is my specialty.
(650) 209-7492 View (650) 209-7492
Photo of Karen Gordon, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 94306, CA
Karen Gordon
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94306  (Online Only)
I am a Certified EFT Couples Therapist. My passion is helping couples + individuals understand the cycle of conflict that’s keeping them stuck in disconnection, frustration, + unhappiness + teach new ways to interact with each other - ways that lead to connection, emotional safety, belonging, trust, + love. Whether you’re single or partnered, seeking love or struggling in a relationship, I can help. I'm not a sit-back-and-say-nothing therapist. I want to see you get the results you want, + I will help you do that in an active, loving + direct way, so you can have a different kind of conversation than you’ve been able to have before.
I am a Certified EFT Couples Therapist. My passion is helping couples + individuals understand the cycle of conflict that’s keeping them stuck in disconnection, frustration, + unhappiness + teach new ways to interact with each other - ways that lead to connection, emotional safety, belonging, trust, + love. Whether you’re single or partnered, seeking love or struggling in a relationship, I can help. I'm not a sit-back-and-say-nothing therapist. I want to see you get the results you want, + I will help you do that in an active, loving + direct way, so you can have a different kind of conversation than you’ve been able to have before.
(707) 207-8821 View (707) 207-8821

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94306

200+

Average cost per session

$225

Therapists in 94306 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
67% Grief
65% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
40% Cigna and Evernorth
40% Other

How Therapists in 94306 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94306?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.